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Archive Report: Allied Forces

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04.04.1943 No. 315 Squadron Spitfire IX EN124 PK-F Fl/Lt. Łukaszewicz

Operation: Ramrod 51

Date: 04th April 1943 (Sunday)

Unit: No. 315 Squadron (Polish)

Type: Spitfire IX

Serial: EN124

Code: PK-F

Base: RAF Northolt, Middlesex

Location: Rouen, France.

Pilot: Fl/Lt. Stanisław Antoni Łukaszewicz P-0519 PAF Age 27. Killed


Took off at 13:35 hrs with 9 others to offer cover for 70 Flying Fortresses returning from Billancourt. At around 25,000 ft. they crossed the coast of France turning to return when Spitfire EN185 flown by F/O. Przemyslaw Panek and EN124 collided at 14.30 hrs, killing both pilots.

A horrific day for Polish squadrons with 315 Squadron losing 4 aircraft, 3 pilots killed, 1 taken PoW, 316 Squadron also lost an aircraft but the pilot managed to evade capture and return. A total of 13 Spitfires were lost this day 10 valuable pilots killed!

Notes: Spitfire EN124 built by Chattis Hill Aerodrome on the 31st October 1942, fitted with the R/R Merlin 61 Engine.

Right: Fl/Lt. Stanisław Antoni Łukaszewicz 

Grave at St. Sever Cemetery (courtesy Régis Biaux via Michel Beckers)

Burial Details:

Fl/Lt. Stanisław Antoni Łukaszewicz. St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen. Plot S.I, Row H, Grave 23. From Lisno, Poland. Born 30th May 1919. No NoK details available as yet.

Researched for relatives of the pilot with thanks for further information to Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - 'Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945', Grave photo courtesy Régis Biaux via Michel Beckers.

KTY 25.07.2015 Grave photo added.

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